The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1394941 (stock #ANR6844)
The Kura
$4,000.00
Puppies frolic in the snow on this early two panel screen by Nishimura Goun. Dabbed in light color allowing the paper itself to be the enveloping snow, the screen shows the mastery of design and brush effects for which he would become famed. Yet the style strongly reflects that of his teacher, Takeuchi Seiho, placing this very early in the artists oeuvre, likely later Meiji, between 1900 and 1910...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1399171 (stock #TCR6909)
The Kura
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A set of five memezara small plates impressed with a design and covered in burnt orange and green glaze akin to Izumo Yaki (specifically Fujina-yaki) dating from the Bunka era (1804-1818). One is signed Sochu-sei and dated, the date appears to correspond with 1814. Each is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) diameter and all are in fine condition, enclosed in a heavy modern kiri-wood box. There is one firing crack, and there is wear to the raised design from stacking...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1379218 (stock #TCR6746)
The Kura
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Ame-yu graces the rough textured clay of this large Mingei platter from Aizu in the Northern reaches of Japan on the border between Fukushima and Yamagata. Often mistakenly identified as Tamba due to the similarity in the coloring of this particular glaze, the underlying granular white clay gives it away. About the rim is a ring of fire-colored tendrils trapped in a groove, an interesting added feature. It is 31.5 cm (12-1/2 inches) diameter and dates from the later 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1393336 (stock #MOR6816)
The Kura
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A hollowed out section fo burled wood has been encased in lead top and bottom, creating a lovely little tea caddy infused with the Japanese tradition of adoration of the natural world . 19th to early 20th century, it is roughly 4 inches (10 cm) diameter. The lead shows age, the surface textured with handling and it has a wonderful antique feel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1388142 (stock #TCR6804)
The Kura
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A lightning shaped pottery dish covered in black lacquer with red floral designs dating from the late Edo to Meiji era made in the Nagoya region in the style known as Toyoraku (or Horaku-yaki). Inside kiku (chrysanthemum) and flashes of green decorated the crackled white glaze. There is a small repair to the insidc of the lid (see closeup photos). The dish is 8 x 4 x 6 inches (20 x 10 x 15 cm) and comes enclosed in a period kiri-wood storage box...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1387534 (stock #TCR6794)
The Kura
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A pair of Red-Raku candlestands enclosed in the original wooden storage box dating from the Meiji-Taisho period, late 19th to early 20th century. The ceramic top is embedded with an iron point, and both top and bottom are created to accept a wooden (clear cedar) vertical. They are 62 cm (24-1/2 inches) tall, 22 cm (8-1/2 inches) diameter at the base and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1374613 (stock #TCR6667)
The Kura
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A wonderful image in mat-gray clay of the lucky figure Hotei (Putai) wrapped in robes dating from the mid to later 19th century (Bakumatsu era) when Ao-Bizen enjoyed a revival. Expressive figuring, it is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an age blackened wooden box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1398022 (stock #MOR6890)
The Kura
$300.00
A simple roundel of bamboo decorated with sagi (egrets) in a stream among tall reeds in gold dating from the Meiji period. It has been lacquered black on top, inside and on the bottom, sealing the bamboo and preventing splitting. The edges of the lacquer have been worn down, and the luster of the body faded to a soft matte, giving it a wonderful antique presence. It is 33.5 cm (13-1/2 inches) tall and in fine original condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367924 (stock #MOR6551)
The Kura
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A Boro Futon cover textile of sewn together bits of worn out indigo dyed fabric 160 x 204 cm (63 x 80 inches ). Go-haba (five widths)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1394831 (stock #MOR6843)
The Kura
$360.00
A lovely pair of brass candle-sticks based on traditional form dating from the late 19th to early 20th century (Meiji/Taisho period) measuring 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) tall and in overall fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1376319 (stock #MOR6701)
The Kura
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A superb cast bronze figure of a courtier with brush and paper, ready to whip out a haiku for you. The definition and technique are excellent. It is 27 cm (11 inches) tall and in fine condition dating from the late 19th to early 20th century (Meiji period).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1400890 (stock #MOR6934)
The Kura
$420.00
A set of Bronze Byobu-osae screen holders made in the shape of mountains peaked with gold gilding by metal artist Kaneya Soko (Muneyuki) enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the Meiji to Taisho period (late 19th to early 20th century). Each piece is roughly 6 inches (15.5 cm) long and weighs slightly less than 1 kg (2 pounds). These would have been used on the bootom outside panels of a screen, to keep it in place.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1395473 (stock #MOR6852)
The Kura
$1,300.00
A timid looking creature in dilapidated straw hat sheepishly approaches carrying his ledger and bottle for a refill. A comic image of the Tanuki with his famous beer belly reputation for heavy drinking. One can guess he will be asking for tonight's bottle on credit as he gazes up, shoulders hunched, pleading. It is 16 cm (6 inches) tall and in excellent condition signed on the back in an silver-wire inlay cartouche: Chikusen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1377795 (stock #MOR6735)
The Kura
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An antique book bound in green kinrande silk decorated with the Tokugawa family crest (of the Shogun) woodblock printed with scripture wrapped in a hand painted silk cloth enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box decorated with the Tokugawa Crest and the Jodo-shu Symbol of Chion-in. The book is wrapped in a cloth hand painted with a prayer from Meiji 22 (1889). The box is lined with genuine gold gilding...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1375651 (stock #ALR6686)
The Kura
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An exquisite 17th-18th c. rendition of Suiten (vedic Varuna) rising over tempestuous waves. Pigment on silk, The scroll is 59.2 x 167.5 cm (23-1/2 x 66 inches). It has been fully remounted, in an antique silk retaining the original brass rollers. One of the oldest gods, Varuna is associated with a Serpent (Makara) as his vehicle and a noose as his weapon...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #1395981 (stock #MOR6865)
The Kura
$500.00
A carved wooden Buddhist stand in the shape of a lotus blossom over a cupped leaf. This exemplifies the aesthetic of wabi-sabi, not only in that the lotus leaf itself is such a symbol as it begins to degrade even as the flower comes into bloom, but also that this piece is entirely about texture and patina, the wood much worn from its great age. Three holes in the top once held something, likely a tri-legged bronze koro, which is no longer present...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1381665 (stock #MOR6763)
The Kura
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An antique Guardian mask used to ward off evil hand carved from a rough slab of hardwood. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall and in fine condition. Usually hung under the eaves of a house, it shows weathering typical of age. Late 19th to early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1399961 (stock #TCR6919)
The Kura
$350.00
A very unusual vase shaped like a cocoon but with a gear like rim dating from the Edo period covered in a flambé-style flash of color. In back is a vine loop from which it can be hung. It is 20 cm (8 inches) long, 9 cm (3-1/2 inches) diameter and in overall good condition, with an old chip in the rim.